Upcoming Events

Sonia has spoken at more than 400 universities, colleges, conferences, high schools, libraries, book clubs, and events. She is an inspiring and dynamic speaker who often receives standing ovations. She hopes to fit most speeches in 2017 into the spring and fall months, so she has time to work on her next book. Click here to view descriptions of her most common speeches. Click here to see clips of her talks.


Sacramento, CA

October 4, 2017
Sacramento City College

San Mateo, CA

October 5, 2017
Nueva Upper School

Sacramento, CA

October 6, 2017
County Welfare Directors Association of California Conference (CWDA)

Burlingame, CA

October 11, 2017
Strengthening Student Success Conference

Auburn, AL

October 17, 2017
Auburn University

Davis, CA

October 21, 2017
Puente Workshop, University of California, Davis

Indianapolis, IN

October 24, 2017
Indiana University – Purdue University

San Antonio, TX

October 26, 2017
Catch The Next Educators Meeting

Santa Fe, NM

November 28, 2017
Tierra Encantada Charter School

Santa Fe, NM

November 29, 2017
Lannan Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

December 1, 2017
Facing History & Ourselves
Humanities Academy of Art & Technology
Animo College Prep Academy

Houston, TX

December 13 – 15, 2017
ABA / KIND National Unaccompanied Children’s Conference


Lakeville, MN

January 15, 2018 (MLK Day)
Lakeville North High School

Lawrenceville, NJ

February 1, 2018
The Lawrenceville School

Princeton, NJ

February 1, 2018
The Hun School

Memphis, TN

February 6, 2018
Facing History & Ourselves

New York City, NY

February 8-9, 2018
Friends Seminary

New York City, NY

February 7 & 9, 2018
Robin Hood Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

February 23, 2018
Mt. San Antonio College

Irvine, CA

February 24, 2018
Puente Project, UC Irvine

Seattle, WA

Kids In Need of Defense Event
Seattle Art Museum

Poughkeepsie, NY   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

March 8, 2018
Marist College

State College, PA

March 20, 2018
Penn State, SPA’s distinguished speakers series

Salt Lake City, UT

March 29, 2018
University of Utah – Tanner Center for Human Rights

Pennington, NJ

April 20, 2018
Hopewell Valley Central High School

Oakland, CA & Walnut Hills, CA

May 11, 2018
Head-Royce School
Seven Hills School